Выпито на пляжном ужине 16.02.21. Фрескобальди - это хозяйство , в котором я был с женой в 2006 году. Это был наш первый винный тур. И увидев это шардоне 2017 года я решил его продегустировать с самими ассорти. Wine spectator дал 96 баллов. Моя оценка ниже но тоже очень высока! Очень минеральное и совсем не кислотное. — 10 days ago
I was looking forward to the mineral finish & it’s there, but also very smooth. Refreshing and can be consumed on its own or with food - maybe a fresh, crisp salad. Very pleasant. — 9 days ago
Nose has mashed blueberry, sliced black cherry, wet soil, wet leather, black currant leaves, roses, syrup of dark fruits and damp peppercorns.
Palate has violets, blueberry/black currant juice, fresh black cherry, (light) moist spice cake and ripe elderberry. Persistent tannins prove this wine is still youthful, with a long/rich finish and juicy fruits on display. In proper storage this can easily be enjoyed, 2025-30+.
Cork pulled for a slow oxidation of 5H then decanted 4H.
We're big advocates of Burgundy wines paired to Asian-style food, tonight again with Taiwanese Five Spice Pork (Lu Rou Fan | 卤肉饭) over Jasmin rice with lightly fried eggs from our private egg factory in the backyard, plus locally raised NY pork (Highland Farm, Old Chatham, NY). The wine displayed its youthful tannins alone, but great acidity with the meal pairing. Happy happy! — 6 days ago
Light yellow/golden hue. On the nose spices, herbs, lemon, pear and hint of gravel. On palate this has very nice combination of sweet fruit, zesty acidity and mineral tones. Clear step-up from basic bottling and atleast in this vintage better than our QPR benchmark Schulthauser from St.Eppan. Good Stuff! — 11 days ago
It’s Amazing frizzante wine, light , wonderful taste — 13 days ago
@Delectable Wine this is Greco, not Fiano
Lovely nose: grilled almond, soft apple, sage, brambles, a touch of salty brine. On the palate: excellent acidity, loads of wet stone, lemon, soft mint and brine. Excellent density and a fantastic pairing with our bean stew. — 11 days ago
This was part of a series that Greg Brewer bottled at Melville back in the early 2000s. At that time Melville had 14 different clones under vine, I believe. The Estate was a variable blend of some fraction of these, but being a student of pinot Greg thought it would be cool to bottle a bunch of the clones as single-clone offering to people who might geek out about trying to identify different clonal components in the various main offerings, trying some blending at home, etc. (basically, me as the target audience). I was stunned at how well this wine is still drinking after 14+ years. Beautiful, deep ruby-red color, the wine still had an impressive amount of fruit, great balance, and that tell-tale spiciness that is characteristic of wines from their Santa Rita Hills vineyards. Really terrific! — 7 days ago